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Monthly Archives: November 2019

How to better look after your health this Christmas

29Nov

It’s the most wonderful time of year but Christmas can be difficult for those of us with mental and physical health issues. Here are some of our top tips for looking after yourself and making sure you have a merry … Continue reading

  

MHRA seeking views on accessing medicines for women

29Nov

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking to speak to women to discuss the reclassification of medicines used for hormone replacement and oral contraception from prescription-only to medicines that can instead be purchased under the supervision of … Continue reading

  

Healthcare Sector – Top 4 Tips to Succeed in the Industry

29Nov

These days, more and more eager entrepreneurs are starting a business within the healthcare sector. And for a good reason: the demand for both products and services in the system are always high, making it a highly lucrative industry of … Continue reading

  

Living with Essential Tremor: How to Minimise Symptoms

26Nov

Living with essential tremor is never easy. If you are looking for a way to minimise your symptoms, read this quick guide. A diagnosis of essential tremor can be life-changing. This neurological condition causes shaking in the hands, head, voice, … Continue reading

  

Self Care Twitter Chat Highlights

25Nov

To mark Self Care Week (18-24 November 2019) we hosted a live Self Care Twitter Chat, where individuals and organisations were invited to discuss self-care routines, mental health issues and more. We received a massive response, reaching over 119,817 views … Continue reading

  

MS Trust launches new campaign #FairMSCare to highlight the need for more MS specialist nurses

25Nov

MS Trust has launched a campaign called #FairMSCare, which is aimed at raising awareness of the urgent need for more multiple sclerosis (MS) specialist nurses across the country. Latest figures show us that there are now approximately 130,000 people in … Continue reading

  

Self-compassion and kindness

25Nov

A conversation I had with a recently arrived graduate in London inspired me to write this blog post. As it happens, this newbie reminded me of how, at some stage, it becomes so easy in London to lose track of … Continue reading

  

How To Reduce The Side Effects of Finasteride

18Nov

Finasteride is a drug taken to slow down or prevent hair loss. In some cases it has been known to promote hair regrowth, although this is not the ultimate aim for those taking this particular drug. It works by preventing … Continue reading

  

What Happens to Your Body After Quitting Drinking

15Nov

Regardless of the amount of alcohol you consume, your body will undergo many changes when you quit drinking. Alcohol plays a significant role in many cases of accidents, trauma injuries, and even deaths from homicides, drowning, and burns. Drinking is … Continue reading

  

Key findings of the Health Profile for England report

12Nov

The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and … Continue reading

  

Oyster mushroom soup low FODMAP

10Nov

Mushroom soup is really very tasty and oyster mushrooms are the only suitable mushrooms for the low FODMAP diet. I love mushrooms and I went on a foraging course to help identify them but I haven’t picked any as yet … Continue reading

  

Chestnut pies – an alternative to mince pies (low FODMAP)

9Nov

Mince pies are quintessentially Christmas. Normally mince pies have a large amount of dried fruit which can cause problems for people with fructose malabsorption if enough are eaten, plus they are made from pastry, a source of fructans. This is … Continue reading

  

Keeping your immune system strong

7Nov

The colder months have now arrived, and we’re experiencing more colds & flu virus’ 🦠 than ever. 🌿 Although scientists don’t yet understand why we are more susceptible to this in the winter months, we do know that the cold … Continue reading

  

Chestnut and herb stuffing

6Nov

Is it too soon to be thinking of Christmas? It’s hardly past Halloween and Bonfire night but if you are like me and make your food for Christmas then perhaps we do need to start. I love chestnuts, and they … Continue reading

  

5 effective ways to prevent loneliness this winter

6Nov

According to a recent study, lonely people who suffer with heart problems are up to three times more likely to die one year after being hospitalised and discharged. However, it’s not just those with heart problems that are affected. Loneliness … Continue reading

  

4 Myths About Ear Infections You Need To Know

5Nov

What is an ear infection? An ear infection is an infection which can affect any part of the ear. The middle ear is located directly behind the eardrum and this sort of infection is usually caused by trapped bacteria and … Continue reading

  

Flu – the new vaccine that’s good news for older people

1Nov

Boots starts offering their vaccinations this week. This year there is an improved flu vaccine (which also boosts the immune system for older people) and this is the one we are being offered in the UK this coming winter. This … Continue reading

  

Heart Attacks Affect Women Too

1Nov

The British Heart Foundation are campaigning for more people to recognise the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women. Many people have the misconception that heart attacks only happen to men and this has led to thousands of women … Continue reading

  

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